Thursday, January 17, 2008

US Abortion rate the lowest in 30 years

I know it's discouraging for pro-lifers that we are looking at the 35th anniversary of legalized abortion throughtout all nine months of pregnancy. However, many states have passed restrictions such are waiting periods, parental consent laws, informed consent laws and regulations on abortion mills that have begun to change the hearts and minds of Americans on the life issues, and it's beginning to show in the statistics of death.
Fewer deaths mean more babies and perhaps this is linked to the population boomlet I just posted about.
The abortion rate in the U.S. fell to a 30-year low in 2005, according to the Guttmacher Institute, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood. That year, 1.2 million preborn babies were killed, compared to a high of 1.6 million in 1990.
During the 1980s, one in three pregnant women chose abortion; today, it's one in five.
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) said pro-life educational outreaches and legislative initiatives are to thank.

Read the full article here. HT Citizen Link

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